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Lucy's Law: Can You Protect Your Dog In Your Will?

Joanne Tillotson
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The government in April 2020 introduced “Lucy’s Law” to ban the commercial third-party sale of animals such as dogs and cats. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain the law change and how to protect pets with your Will. ...

TBI settle numerous Medomsley physical abuse cases

Nathalie Clayton
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Following the agreement of the Medomsley Physical Scheme, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors in Hartlepool has settled a number of cases for former inmates that were subjected to physical abuse whilst detained at the centre. Nathalie Clayton,...

"70% increase" in demand for Wills during coronavirus crisis

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March 2020 saw a 70% increase in demand for making a will. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain the impact caused by the current coronavirus pandemic. “Will-writing is one of those things on people’s to-do lists that they never...

TBI's award-winning Probate Solicitors re-accredited

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has again received re-accreditation under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (‘WIQS’) for legal services in Wills, Probate and Inheritance. The firm, which first offered its...

Supporting families in care homes during coronavirus crisis

Helen Elstob
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During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important to keep in contact with your family and loved ones. That includes those in care homes, and Tilly Bailey & Irvine explain how you can further support them. The Coronavirus crisis is a worrying and...

Covid-19: What happens if a tenant is unable to pay rent?

Sara Garnett
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The current Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up plenty of questions about rent and property agreements. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Commercial Property Solicitors are here to help with your legal questions. With numerous businesses forced to...

How to make a criminal injury claim through the CICA

Adrienne Harris
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain how to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Making a claim upon the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) can be a daunting process. A Claimant will have...

Can I make a Lasting Power of Attorney during lockdown?

Joanne Tillotson
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain how the current global pandemic does not stop you from looking after your assets. Alongside making a Will we have also had numerous queries regarding the drafting and completion of lasting powers of...

Can I make a Will during lockdown?

Joanne Tillotson
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The global pandemic has created quite a shake-up to our daily lives, but it does not stop you with your plans to finalise a Will or Family Trust, as Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain. It is without doubt an unprecedented time for us...

What is HAVS? Increase in Claims for Vibration White Finger

Mark Ellis
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, who have assisted clients who have suffered from the Industrial Disease Vibration White Finger (HAVS) for the last 30 years, have seen an increased number of enquiries in relation to the condition recently. ...

Explained: Asbestos Claims and Compensation

Mark Ellis
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How do you approach an asbestos-related personal injury claim? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors answer your questions... Thousands of people are diagnosed with asbestos related injuries annually. There are currently more than 5,000 deaths from...

Coronavirus Act 2020: How does this affect commercial tenancies?

Rhiannon Melrose
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How has the coronavirus pandemic affected commercial property tenancies? Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors explain… The Coronavirus Act 2020 became law on 25 March 2020, and was introduced to provide legal measures to allow public...

Does Your Business Comply With Job Retention Scheme Guidance?

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors will offer bespoke legal advice remotely to be sure your business complies with government guidance on the Job Retention Scheme. We have seen many enquiries from businesses of all sizes with regard to the...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Update: Commercial Law Support

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors can offer you employment, property, insolvency and commercial law support during these uncertain coronavirus-affected times thanks to its commercial law teams. Here at Tilly Bailey & Irvine, we have...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Update: Business Support

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors can offer you business support during these uncertain coronavirus-affected times thanks to its corporate and commercial law teams. TBI’s corporate team are here and ready to help you navigate the current...

Update: Coronavirus (27/03/2020)

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Now, more than ever, it is important to know about good news. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors is continuing to support clients and we are committed to doing so throughout this time of uncertainty. Although we cannot meet you face to face, our...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Update: Conveyancing Matters

John Ellwood
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors offers an update from its Conveyancing department on how your property matters will progress over the coming months. In these difficult times it is important to know about good news. Tilly Bailey & Irvine is...

Family Law: Do children have the right to see both parents during UK lockdown?

Wendy Beacom
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Divorced and separated parents have asked the question of whether their children still have the right to see both parents amid the ongoing coronavirus situation. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Family Law team answer with the following legal...

Update: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine wish to update you in light of the developing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation. Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and our clients. With this...

Reuben Manor: Care Home 'Requiring Improvement'

Helen Elstob
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"Palatial" care home Reuben Manor has been urged to improve after it was rated as "requiring improvement" by a watchdog recently. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Personal Injury Solicitors take up the case…  Reuben...

Medomsley Victims: Compensation Scheme Agreed With Ministry of Justice

Nathalie Clayton
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Personal Injury Solicitors at Tilly Bailey & Irvine continue to support victims of Medomsley Detention Centre abuse, and an agreement for a new compensation scheme will only help the process… Medomsley Detention Centre was a prison for young...

Mesh Implant Claims: Negligence Now Thrust Into The Public Eye

Sylvia Taylor
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The rise in vaginal mesh-implant claims of medical negligence continues to make headlines, the withdrawal of a London Mayor candidate being the latest case. Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors take up the story… Sue Black, the Women’s...

The Case That Shows Why Bereavement Damages Must Be Revised

John Hall
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We recently discussed why bereavement damages required an overhaul. Partner John Hall of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors agrees with this, further echoed by a tragic incident in the news recently... John’s colleague Mark Ellis , a...

Road Accidents: Examining The New Whiplash Tariff Scheme

Mark Ellis
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Why are compensation claims for travel delays outweighing whiplash claims? It seems wrong, as Personal Injury legal experts at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors argue… The Ministry of Justice intends to increase the small claims limit...

Asbestos Negligence: Mesothelioma Scheme a 'Step in the Right Direction'?

Mark Ellis
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With negligence claims rising in the UK, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors take a look at the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme and the changes that could be made to help victims of asbestos injuries . Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has seen...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors Present Teesdale Business Award to Castle Players

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors proudly sponsored the award for Best Community Engagement Project at the Teesdale Business Awards 2019, which went to Barnard Castle’s The Castle Players. Laurence Sach (Chair), Christine-Gibson Bell,...

Probate Research Awards Win For Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors celebrated success by scooping the award for Best Community Contribution in the 2020 UK Probate Research Awards. The annual ‘Probies’ awards night was held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in...

Clinical Negligence Claims Rising In The UK

Sylvia Taylor
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The BBC has recently highlighted the rise in clinical negligence claims in the UK, stating that the NHS receives more than 10,000 new yearly claims for compensation. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s North East Solicitors investigate… The...

TBI Solicitors Help Teesside Charity's 'Shoebox Appeal'

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors have once again contributed to Teesside and Middlesbrough Philanthropic Foundation’s annual Shoebox Appeal over the winter in support of various local groups across Teesside. Staff, including partners,...

Why Should I Set Up A Family Trust?

Carolyn Tilly
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“Should I set up a Family Trust ” is a question you may ask yourself before the New Year, but what are the benefits of doing this? Carolyn Tilly , Managing Partner at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, explains… I am...

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